Property of a Lady
EDMÉ-ALEXIS-ALFRED DEHODENCQ | TWO BROTHERS IN A STUDY, PRESUMED TO THE BE THE CHILDREN OF THE PAINTER
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD
Property of a Lady
1822 - 1882
TWO BROTHERS IN A STUDY, PRESUMED TO THE BE THE CHILDREN OF THE PAINTER
signed alfred Dehodencq and dated 1853 (lower left)
oil on canvas
25½ by 21¼ in.
64.8 by 54 cm
Lined. The surface presents well, aside from a few barely perceptible areas of craquelure and a minor vertical surface scratch in the upper right corner. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. Older varnish still remains over first name of the signature and part of the date. There is a possible older rectangular repair approximately 2 1/2 inches tall at center left and a small repair approximately 1 inch wide on the curtain at upper right. Another older line of repair approximately 2 1/4 inches long on the frame of the door at lower left. A few additional small fine dots of inpainting in the lower half of the composition and in upper right quadrant. Ready to hang in its current state.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sale: Couturier & de Nicolay, Paris, June 9, 1993, lot 82, illustrated
W.M. Brady & Co., New York
Acquired from the above